Cliff Flowers, CFO, Interim CEO, Director
Cliff Flowers joined Patriot in September 2007. Previously, Cliff was Interim CFO for BakBone Software Inc., a developer of software solutions focused on data protection and business continuity. Prior to joining BakBone, Cliff served as senior vice president of finance and operations and CFO for Financial Profiles, Inc., a developer of software for the financial planning industry. Prior to joining Financial Profiles, Cliff served as CFO of Xifin, Inc., a provider of hosted software services to the commercial laboratory marketplace. Before coming to Xifin, Cliff served for nine years in positions of increasing responsibility at Previo, Inc., a developer and marketer of various PC and server-based products, including backup and business continuity offerings. As CFO of Previo, Cliff's global responsibilities included all financial operations and legal affairs. He earlier served as an audit manager with Price Waterhouse, LLP. Cliff is a graduate of San Diego State University with a B.S. summa cum laude in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.
Gloria Felcyn, Director
Gloria Felcyn was first appointed a Director in 2002 and is the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Ms. Felcyn is a Certified Public Accountant and has been the principal in her own public accounting firm in Saratoga, California, since 1982. Prior to establishing her own firm, she was employed by Main Hurdman & Cranston 1969 through 1970 and at Price Waterhouse & Co, in the San Francisco and New York offices from 1970 through 1976. Subsequent to that, Ms. Felcyn worked in the field of offshore tax planning with a major real estate syndication company. Ms. Felcyn received a B.S. degree in Business Economics from Trinity University in 1968 and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.
Carlton M Johnson, Jr., Director
Carlton Johnson has served as a director of the Company since 2001, and is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. From June 1996 through March 2013, Mr. Johnson served as in-house legal counsel for Roswell Capital Partners, LLC and related entities. Mr. Johnson has been admitted to the practice of law in Alabama since 1986, Florida since 1988 and Georgia since 1997. He has been a shareholder in the Pensacola, Florida AV- rated law firm of Smith, Sauer, DeMaria Johnson and was President-Elect of the 500 member Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association. He also served on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. Mr. Johnson earned a degree in History/Political Science at Auburn University and a Juris Doctor at Samford University - Cumberland School of Law. Since 1999, Mr. Johnson has served on the board of directors of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly held emerging bio-tech company, and currently serves as chairman of Peregrine’s board of directors. Mr. Johnson serves as chairman of Peregrine’s audit committee and is a member of Peregrine’s compensation and nominating committees. From May 2009 to March 2012, Mr. Johnson served on the board of directors of Cryoport, Inc. a publicly held company providing cost-efficient frozen shipping to biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Mr. Johnson served as chairman of Cryoport’s compensation committee and as a member of its audit committee and nomination and governance committee. From November 2009 to December 2011, Mr. Johnson served on the board of directors of ECOtality, Inc. a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies. Mr. Johnson served on the audit committee and nominating committee of ECOtality. The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Johnson should serve as a director in light of the extensive public company finance and corporate governance experience that he has obtained through serving on the boards and audit committees of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cryoport, Inc., and ECOtality, Inc.